Ministry of Coal swaps coal linkage of KPCL from MCL to WCL

The coal and mines ministry has decided to swapthe coal linkage of Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) to Western Coalfields Limited (WCL).

The move will help KPCL save up to Rs 2,650 million and source 2.646 million metric tonnes of coal per annum from WCL, which lies in close proximity. This will help in generation of electricity at a cheaper cost with round-the-clock access to power to the consumers.